New Governor gives an inspiring speech Cheryl Spriggs encouraged Rotarians to push as hard as possible to further their philanthropic endeavours and firmly believes that team work is the only way to success.

New District Governor Cheryl Spriggs addresses the Ashland Rotary Club. She explains the benefits of being in Rotary International and the goals for the year. Photo: Glenn Puit
New District Governor Cheryl Spriggs addresses the Ashland Rotary Club. She explains the benefits of being in Rotary International and the goals for the year. Photo: Glenn Puit

Cheryl Spriggs has worked very hard at serving her community through Rotary International.

Spriggs, who joined the Ashland Rotary Club (Kentucky, US — D 6740) about 13 years ago, is now a District Governor in the organisation with immense responsibilities overseeing a region of Rotarians, including Ashland’s club.

On Monday, she spoke to the club about the goals of Rotary for the coming year as she encouraged members to push as hard as possible to further their philanthropic endeavours.

“We can do more together than we could ever do alone,” Spriggs said. “It’s the principle on which our service is based and it is true on every level of Rotary.”

Spriggs said one Rotary challenge this year is for each club to plant 100 trees or a tree for each member of the club from July 1 of this year through April 22.

Other goals include strengthening clubs, increasing humanitarian service and enhancing public image.

The Rotarians have also contributed immensely to eliminating polio — there were only a handful of cases reported globally last year.

“I believe Rotarians have an extra dose of altruism in their heart,” Spriggs said.

“The good we do is unparalleled and we can’t do it alone. We are a part of a bigger organisation that is really making a difference.”

Source: The Daily Independent

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